The efficient Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) instrument provides patient-reported data to help support clinical decision-making at intake and during the course of treatment in multiple settings.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can use the BSI instrument to help:
Assess patients at intake for psychological problems
Objectively support care management decisions
Measure patient progress during and after treatment to monitor change
Provide outcomes measurement for treatment programs and providers through aggregated patient information
The BSI test is brief and requires only 8-10 minutes to complete, making it well-suited for repeated administrations over time to evaluate patient progress.
The BSI instrument provides an overview of a patient’s symptoms and their intensity at a specific point in time.
The Global Severity Index (GSI) is designed to help quantify a patient’s severity-of-illness and provides a single composite score for measuring the outcome of a treatment program based on reducing symptom severity.
The reliability, validity, and utility of the BSI instrument have been tested in more than 400 research studies.
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